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Saturday, June 5, 2010

June already!

I just don't know where the time goes! The last part of May has been washed away in the rains, I think. Luckily, the days are becoming brighter again. The pink dogwood has dropped her lovely pink petals all over the front yard; the peony has blossomed and after a brief period, the petals were washed and blown off! However, the honeysuckle is now wafting its fragrance, and is surrounded by lush foliage.

I have also spent some time looking through photos as I had to come up with some for the district retirement celebration and dinner for all retirees held last Thursday. Along with the photos, I had to write my 'farewell' speech accounting some touching moments and highlights. Now that that's over with, there are only two more events on the horizon ~ one celebration from the schools that I worked at, but that gathering is more informal and will be held at the beach! The other one is a year-end get together where three of us will be honoured. If I don't know that I've retired after all that, it will not be for want of celebrations!

Yesterday, my son and I went on an adventure, mainly because the blue sky was beckoning at last. We saw an eagle having a crab snackwich on the beach ~


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A crow thought it would see if there was any hope of a tidbit, but after one look at old eagle eye, decided to take the hint, and flew off...


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We took a look at our backroad maps and off we went. It was a lovely drive ~ here are some views as we drove along my new favorite road!





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We ended up at a large lake with houseboats along the edge ~





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This seems to be houseboat float or platform:

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We noticed a waterfall high up on the mountain ~ apparently the highest in Canada! See link to Della Falls.

I thought I saw a couple of ducks and looked to see if there were any youngsters...





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On closer inspection I saw they were decoys! Who's the dummy here, I thought ;)

On our way home, we stopped by another lake where some kids were fishing ~





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It was just uplifting to see some blue sky and the bright green leaves on the trees!

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I have also been making frequent trips to the library replenishing my stock of books for those rainy days and nights! Hopefully now I can spend more time in the garden ~ the roses have buds, the potatoes have been hilled but are now popping up like crazy, the sweet peas and snap peas are looking lush...and we're moving right into summer.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, you've really had a lot of pretty scenery to enjoy! That shot of the eagle on the sand is very cool. And those decoys must be pretty well made!

    Here comes summer!

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  2. How lovely to see the eagle on the beach, must have been quite a surprise.
    You have some great varied scenery in your neck of the woods.

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  3. A post well worth waiting for what with all these terrific pictures! It seems that despite plenty of rain that you've been enjoying yourself.
    I wish that I could stock up with books when I go to the library as I usually struggle to find even a couple of good books!
    My roses aren't doing well, my potatoes are and the sweetpeas are just taking their time to get growing! All part of the joys of gardening I guess. Flighty xx

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  5. Lovely to catch up with your 'June' so far Glo. Have you now retired? I wouldn't have relished making a farewell speech! There is no shortage of things to do in your neck of the woods. Have a lovely time. x

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  6. Hi Louise ~ Yes, retired I am ~ see my smiling face :) I'm enjoying making choices that don't involve going to work ~ lots to do around here, that's for sure...thanks :)

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